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-brokers in favor of vouchers for private and religious education. barbara miner has been following the decline of her home town for nearly 40 years. earlier th year, the american civil liberties union of wisconsin presented her its lifetime achievement award for, quote, "her tireless fight in support of public schools." her newest book, "lessons from the heartland," received the studs and ida terkel award from the publisher, "new press." playwright and author barbara garson has published a series of books about the changing lives of working americans and the human price of inequality. her latest, just published, is this one, "down the up escalator: how the 99 percent live in the great recession." welcome to you both. >> barbara miner: thank you. >> bill moyers: what struck me as we were reporting over almost 20 years, is that the two families in that film did play by the book. the american dream storybook. and yet, it hasn't worked for them. what does their experience say about the american reality today? >> barbara miner: well, i think part of what their experience shows is a fundamental lack
whose weekly salaries are firmly lodged in the three figures. but hodges thinks her business education was worth what she paid. >> i use, today, the things i learned every single day. sometimes it's soft skills-- negotiation, personnel-- and sometimes it's really specific frameworks for opportunity selection in terms of how to make the company grow quickly, grow sustainably, cash management and those kind of entrepreneurial and start-up skills that we learned at school. i would be lost running the company without it. >> yeah, its like a start-up. >> reporter: even company founder and choreographer andrea miller can now sound more like a business major than the juilliard dance student she once was. >> i think i have the skill set and the discipline to be able to do things outside of this artist box, because what i'm asked to do in building this company-- fundraising, development, marketing-- this is a business to me. i'm building a small business. >> reporter: but just as in the days of bach, berlioz and brahms, today's arts institutions need patrons to keep them afloat. >> you can neve
believe that, too. in a sense, my work has been my education. and i am the better for it. . >> rose: welcome to the program, tonight bill moyers, there's a new "frontline" documentary on tuesday night called two american families. we talk about the middle class in america, what's happened to them with bill moyers. >> i think it's the defining story of my career, because it's the defining story of what's happened in this country in the last 30 years. it is the saga of what's happened to the american dream. >> rose: bill moyers for the hour, next. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. rose. bill moyers is here, we had a knighthood for journalism he will be sir bill, for more than 40 years he has been one of the most respected voices on television and television every where. he has over 30 emmiesnd 9 peabody awards. he once described himself as a beach comber on the shore of other people's experience. in books, documentary films and news shows he has explored everythin
to them are the result of education and circumstances and reading and dna. dna. but i do think life is a lottery. and it seems to me a just society takes that into consideration and says that for people without didn't win the lottery, they should not be cast off on a desert island and resigned to hell. i believe that because life say ttery and we don't choose our success or our failure, we have an obligation to each other as members of the same species to try to create a life, create a society where lottery is determinate but it is not decisive in the quality of that life. and that every, you know, what i discovered, charlie, is i haven't met a parent-- i haven't met a wealthy parent, i haven't met a poor parent without doesn't want for their children, his or her child, the very same things that the wealthiest parents wants. and it's been lottery more important than anything else that's determined who gets what in this society. and that a society that wants justice and fairness has to work to balance the unintended consequences of the lottery. >> rose: i totally agree with at. i w
to get off the streets and have something to work at. maybe get an education out of it. nobody knew where that was going especially when you are three or four or five or six years old. i happened to take to it. i loved it and i brother, john, who is 17 months older. he was involved in it at the same time and he was older so he was always first. he got along with it. as we got older he broke from that and wide to go and run and be with his buddies and do other things. d the hanging of -- with my mom and grandmother. how did i do with the mama's boy? what was so different about that? i did not think there was any big deal until someone started making a big deal. tavis: the last thing someone wants to be called is a lawless boy or a sissy. >> i can laugh about it now. i'm not 19, 20, 21 years old with a bad attitude. tavis: that is why i am asking. if your attitude was anything like it 20. you did not get a couple people? >> i was too small for that. i handled it another way. that drove me even more to the people. everybody wants to know what made you like you were, why we like that? what sh
educational institutions that then bring in the people, the human capital that today in this world defines success or failure makes the city a magnet. that is why the city's pulse continues to be as vibrant as it is. yes, we will miss mike but four years from now, two years from now, i hope... we know one of these candidates will look and say, hey, you're doing a great job. >> i want to ask you about national politics since you're still a leading voice in the democratic party. andrew cuomo as governor of new york talk about him as a potential president. would he be a good president? >> i'm going to withhold judgment. andrew and i have not seen eye to eye on nerms the of issues, style, governance. i any that he has qualities that are very useful. certain that i think he will work to improve over time. but i think hillary is certainly certainly -- assuming she runs, probably the nominee. >> in the course of talking over the last 48 hours you've said repeatedly you're asking people to forgive you. you've earned that opportunity. you've suggested i believe correctly that your family as to some
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